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Wynn Nightlife Partners with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, Creates Over-The-Top Wish Reveal for Local 18-Year-Old, Including a Surprise Appearance by Wynn Nightlife Resident Act, The Chainsmokers

Wynn Nightlife Partners with Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, Creates Over-The-Top Wish Reveal for Local 18-Year-Old, Including a Surprise Appearance by Wynn Nightlife Resident Act, The Chainsmokers
On Friday evening, August 17, Las Vegas 18-year-old, Sarah Hodge, learned her wish for a home music studio was coming true thanks to Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada, which partnered with Wynn Nightlife to underwrite and orchestrate a wish reveal worthy of music royalty (Pictured: Make-A-Wish Recipient Sarah Hodge with Wynn Nightlife Resident DJ Duo The Chainsmokers at Intrigue Nightclub – Photo credit: Danny Mahoney for Wynn Nightlife). 

With help from Wynn Nightlife resident act, The Chainsmokers, along with DJ Marc Stout, Hodge was presented with a MacBook Pro loaded with a suite of music editing software and was told she would receive further instruction to ensure she could create and edit her own music.

Make-A-Wish Recipient Sarah Hodge with Wynn Nightlife Resident DJ Duo The Chainsmokers at Intrigue Nightclub Las Vegas
Make-A-Wish Recipient Sarah Hodge with Wynn Nightlife Resident DJ Duo The Chainsmokers at Intrigue Nightclub Las Vegas

Photo credit: Danny Mahoney for Wynn Nightlife

Hodge, who was told she was attending a Make-A-Wish event as one of the organization’s many wish child/teen ambassadors, was both surprised and thrilled to learn her wish was coming true and that the party was just for her!  She was especially excited when The Chainsmokers stopped by to extend their best wishes, giving her the ultimate selfie moment that is sure to make her the envy of friends far and near.

The grand wish reveal, which began with the arrival of Hodge and her family via limousine provided by Wynn, took place at Intrigue – The Nightclub at Wynn before doors opened for operation that evening. Hodge’s family and close friends, along with Make-A-Wish board members, volunteers and staff, were joined by the entire Wynn Nightlife executive staff, including  Alex Cordova, Executive Vice President of Nightlife; Ronn Nicolli, Senior Executive Director of Nightlife Marketing; Pauly Freedman, Executive Director, Wynn Nightlife; Michael Waltman, Executive Director of Operations, Encore Beach Club; and Ryan Jones, Executive Director of Operations, Wynn Nightlife.

Wynn Resident DJ Duo The Chainsmokers with Make-A-Wish Recipient Sarah Hodge and friends at Intrigue Nightclub Las Vegas
Wynn Resident DJ Duo The Chainsmokers with Make-A-Wish Recipient Sarah Hodge and friends at Intrigue Nightclub Las Vegas

Photo credit: Danny Mahoney for Wynn Nightlife

Following the wish reveal party that included a special mocktail and appetizers, Hodge and her family were treated to a hosted dinner at Lakeside at Wynn before returning home later that night via limousine, also provided by Wynn.

Born with Cystic Fibrosis, Hodge undergoes twice daily treatments and says her bathroom looks like a pharmacy because of all the medications required to keep her lungs clear.  Her condition, which is complicated by pulmonary manifestations, makes everyday life challenging for Hodge who goes out of her way to avoid stairs or anything that will cause her to be short of breath.  An avid music lover who listens to nearly every genre, Hodge says music is the one thing that can lift her spirits when the challenges of her condition make life especially difficult.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada is part of one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children living in Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. With the help of generous donors and more than 500 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Southern Nevada has granted over 1880 wishes since its inception in 1996. Visit Make-A-Wish at snv.wish.org.